Nobel laureates: This year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Congolese surgeon Denis Mukwege and Iraqi human rights activist Nadia Murad for their campaigns to end rape as a weapon of war. Mukwege, 63, opened a hospital that specializes in repairing fistulas—tears between the vagina and anus that can be caused by a violent rape. He has operated on some 20,000 women and girls and has braved death threats to raise awareness of their plight. Murad, 25, was abducted by ISIS in 2014 along with thousands of other women and girls from Iraq’s Yazidi minority and forced into sexual slavery. After she escaped, she became an activist for other sexual slavery survivors.
Mukwege and Murad